Jones Lake state park, located near Elizabethtown, provides visitors with a fine example of a Carolina Bay, a natural feature that has mysterious origins. The park has terrific hiking opportunities, including a 4-mile trail around the lake.
Jones Lake state park welcome sign (link to larger image)
Visitor's center at Jones Lake (link to larger image)
Cypress tree at Jones Lake (link to larger image)
Dock leading to canoe launch (link to larger image)
Panoramic view of Jones Lake from overlook (link to larger image)
Horizontal stripes in the sand (link to larger image)
Small lizard on a bench (link to larger image)
Mushrooms growing on a log (link to larger image)
Panoramic view of the woods (link to larger image)
Mushroom along the trail (link to larger image)
Open area in the woods (link to larger image)
Hiking trail following a service road (link to larger image)
Strange pine tree growth (link to larger image)
Scenic service road view (link to larger image)
Fire town above the trees at Jones Lake (link to larger image)
Faded "no swimming from pier" sign (link to larger image)
Jones Lake panorama (link to larger image)
Airplane reflection in Jones Lake (link to larger image)
Signs of animal life on the lake bottom (link to larger image)
Sunset panorama at Jones Lake (link to larger image)